Church of England Diocese of Leicester Wigston Magna

About Us

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

All Services at St Wistan's Church are currently suspended until further notice due to essential building works.

The Sunday 08.30 Mass and the Thursday 09.30Mass have been transferred to All Saints Wigston Magna.

The 10.15 'Saints Alive!' service on the 2nd Sunday of the month is now held in the All Saints Church Room on Bushloe End.

History:

There has been a church on the site of St Wistan's Wigston Magna since soon after 1st June 849 when St Wistan was martyred at Wistow. Taking his body back to Repton (just to the South West of Derby) the royal family stopped at Wigston Magna over night later building a church to remember St Wistan.

St Wistan's is not a daughter church to All Saints neither has it ever been a separate parish church. St Wistan's is a royal peculiar but not of our present royal family but of the kings of Mercia.

St Wistan's spire can be seen from many miles and with that of All Saints leads to Wigston Magna's nick name of Wigston Two Steeples.

St Wistan's is now part of the Wigston Benefice. It is a small, intimate building with a welcoming congregation. Our worship tends to be fairly traditional but informal.